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Sex Education in State Schools

Last Autumn the Government announced that lessons about personal, social and health matters including sex and relationships will be compulsory in all England's schools from ages five to 16. As Muslim and Asian parents, teachers and school governors, the subject of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) has always been an uncomfortable one. On the one hand we are aware of falling moral standards and on the other hand the lack of a constructive response from the Muslim community is leading to our children developing dual personalities.

The UK has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Western Europe, a recent UNICEF report placed Britain at the bottom of the league of 21 developed countries for children's well-being. Amid such concerning reports there are growing calls to teach Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) at an even earlier age.

Please attend this open discussion on Tuesday 27th February between 7-9pm to learn, contribute, share and develop strategies surrounding the issues in question. You do not need to be a parent or a governor to attend! Inshallah a local Imam will be present as will an experienced school teacher for general advice.

All welcome and free entrance but via but confirmation of attendance will guarantee a seat.

To register or for more information please contact:
Tel: 0845 652 4016

Address: West London Islamic Centre & Jamia Masjid Brownlow Rd London W13

Event Date: 27 January 2009

The Messenger of Allah kissed al-Hasan ibn Ali (his grandson) and al-Aqra ibn Haabis al-Tamimi was sitting with him. Al-Aqra said: 'I have 10 children and I have never kissed any one of them.' The Messenger of Allah looked at him and said: 'The one who does not show mercy will not be shown mercy on the Day of Recompense.' [Al Bukhari]